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in support of the state's dream act. >> up, up on education! the dream act is the controversial baltimore question that would allow in-state tuition rates. opponent say the law would be a financial burden on the state. a recent poll of more than 800 registered voters found that 58% support the measure and 34% oppose it. >> hundreds of volunteers were hard at work in baltimore saturday for the annual day of service. the ricky myers day of service is run by the non-profit civic works, the 10th year for the event. helped plant gardens, clean up parks and sort through donated goods. >> the main focus of our day and focus of ricky myers life was to celebrate volunteerism and that's what makes a day like today when 400 of us get together really special. >> since its inception, close to 30,000 people have volunteered with civic works. the baltimore city fire department hosted its thrill show to raise public awareness about fire safety. firefighters helped attendees create home evacuation plans and stressed the importance of smoke detectors. other attractions included a vehicle fire, the jaws of
weekend on saturday: . >> in this morning's education alert, a state audit gives city school system a failing grade in bookkeeping. >> 11 news education reporter tim tooten has more. >> the legislative audit covers the years 2009 and 2010. it appears the buck stopped at central office where school officials failed to keep track of overtime and overpayments to employee. in one case, an employee was given a $57,000 annual leave payment twice. there were similar concerns raised about overtime. thomas barnacle is the state's acting legislative auditor. >> we found a number of discrepancies where the payments made couldn't be supported by the record and on top of that the supervisors couldn't explain why this were discrepancies. >> the state audit revealed the school system has done a poor job of debt collection. it found that as of may of last year, the district was owed for more than $4 million for accounts past due over 60 days. >> they have to establish better collection policies to make sure amounts owed are paid, especially as it relates to employees that haven't fulfilled work com
of childcare administration. in 2005, now it's under the maryland state department of education so with that there's a huge focus on the importance of early education, curriculum, staff development and these children being ready to enter kindergarten. >> is that every childcare center coming under the board of edge or certain ones? >> every licensed daycare center or preschool. >> i did not know that. that means you'll have to have a certain teacher-to-child ratio and other things? >> it's always been the case but under the office of childcare was moreation, it focused around, is it a safe, nurturing, clean environment? do the children have adequate equipment and tools but now under msde, it's more curriculum focused, there are recommended curriculums centers are encouraged to follow. >> for parents, what should you be looking for when looking at childcare? >> as a father of five children and i'm -- two of them still in preschool, i walk through the hallways as a father first. does it feel good, is this a place i want to leave my children? at the curriculum, i'm looking at staff de
of the state's dream act. >> up, up for education! >> down, down for deportation. >> the dream act is the controversial ballot question that, if approved, would allow in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. those immigrants would have to attend a maryland high school for at least three years and prove they or their parents pay state taxes. opponents say the law would be a financial burden on the state. they collected signatures to force the issue on to the november ballot. a recent poll of more than 800 registered voters found that 58% support the measure and 34% oppose it. >> hundreds of volunteers were hard at work in baltimore saturday for the annual day of service. the annual ricky myers day of service is run by the non-profit civic works, the 10th year for the event. volunteers helped plant gardens, clean up parks and sort through donated goods. >> the main focus of our day and focus of ricky myers life was to celebrate volunteerism and that's what makes a day like today when 400 of us get together really special. >> since its inception, close to 30,000 people have volu
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